1: Barrett’s Privateers – Stan Rogers ~ DaveSheddi
2: Bruce Hornsby & The Noise Makers – The Black Rats Of London ~ SpottedRichard
Verminous tales of biological warfare from the album Levitate.
3: Earl Brutus – The SAS And The Glam That Goes With It ~ bishbosh
Something raucous you say? How about something raucous with hair designed by Nicky Clarke no less? This always leaves me with a big daft grin on my face – and a desire to throw myself drunkenly round a darkened room.
4: Corb Lund – I Wanna Be In The Cavalry ~ DaveSheddi
5; Liz Green – Displacement Song ~ Zalamanda
Extraordinary music about the specific effects of a non-specific war on civilians.
6: Amerigo – Patti Smith ~ Exodus
The more I hear this beautiful opening track from her rather excellent new album Banga the more I think it’s one of the best things she’s recorded in her whole career.
A big Thank You to everyone who has send in these and other songs. If you have more, PLEASE! Send your juiciest worms plus a line or two per song on how you got hooked: to either firstname.lastname@example.org or a wormhole near you. Thank you.